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Company Response

7 Jun 2013

Foxconn (part of Hon Hai)

Foxconn response to statement by SACOM demanding genuine, democratic & transparent trade union elections

...Foxconn's union employee representative elections...were rolled out in 2008...In these elections, employee representatives are elected by their peers to represent their interests and benefits in the union. For instance, in our Shenzhen campus, 70% of elected employee representatives are frontline workers and 30% are other staff and management. Such elections have been held every three years, with the last election in 2011...[W]e have implemented new reforms relating to the "junior employee representative election process" such as increasing the number of junior employee representatives in all committees within the union. Such reforms have been printed and distributed in a pamphlet entitled, "The Guidelines for Junior Employee Representative Election Process."...The management is not involved in any aspect of this election process. [E]lection of the Chairman and 20 Committee Members of the Foxconn Federation of Labor Unions will continue to be held once every five years through an anonymous ballot voting process...

Part of the following timelines

China: Despite earlier announcement to launch democratic union elections, Foxconn now says it has no plans to do so

SACOM urges Foxconn (part of Hon Hai) to start democratic & transparent union elections.